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Not Without A Fight - The Autobiography (Hardcover) Loot Price: R304
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Not Without A Fight - The Autobiography (Hardcover)

Helen Zille

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Helen Zille’s long-awaited autobiography is one of the most fascinating political stories of our time.

Zille takes the reader back to her humble family origins, her struggle with anorexia as a young woman, her early career as a journalist for the Rand Daily Mail, and her involvement with the End Conscription Campaign and the Black Sash. She documents her early days in the Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance, at a time when the party was locked in a no-holds-barred factional conflict. And she chronicles the intense political battles to become mayor of Cape Town, leader of the DA and premier of the Western Cape, in the face of dirty tricks from the ANC and infighting within her own party.

This is a story about political intrigue and treachery, floor-crossing and unlikely coalitions, phone tapping and intimidation, false criminal charges and judicial commissions. It documents Zille’s courageous fight against corruption and state capture and her efforts to realign politics and entrench accountability. And it describes a mother’s battle to raise children in the pressured world of South African politics.

This book is as frank, honest and unflinching as Helen Zille herself, and will appeal to anyone interested in the story of South African politics over the past fifty years.

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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 | Review by: Helen Z

Lekker Book!

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A luta continua

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 | Review by: Lorika E

Much enjoyed the frank account of Zille's personal and political encounters. Serious political insights. And seriously funny in places. Love Zille's writing style. She definitely has a way with words. A gripping story ... and the fight is bound to continue. It gets 5 stars from me - a must read! P.S. I would have loved to read more about her personal life. We need to film this story.

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An political insider's insight into the news

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 | Review by: Caroline K

The best explanation of what goes on behind the news headlines in politics and current affairs. Media reports are usually biased or superficial. This book gives a glimpse into the true complexity of politics and governance. It is exceptionally well-written and accessible

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Not Without A Fight

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 | Review by: Sandra F

Very good read, straight from the heart, honest.

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Helen-zille-not-Without a fight

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 | Review by: Lizzie X

What an interesting book I enjoyed reading it.

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